Basic Comprehensive Orthodontic Course - Group 13

Basic Comprehensive Orthodontic Course - Group 13
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Following the success of this course in Malaysia and Singapore, Ancora Imparo is proud in continuing to bring you Dr. Kenneth Lew and his highly sought after orthodontic program. This 1 - 2 years program’s main focus is to educate general dental clinicians on integrating orthodontics into their daily discipline. This course will help general practitioners, who usually make up the first line of contact with patients, to proactively diagnose and treat simple to moderate orthodontic cases. Furthermore, it also provides participants with the knowledge required to identify complicated orthodontic cases and thus allow earlier intervention by orthodontists to achieve a successful outcome.

The aim of this comprehensive basic course is to increase your knowledge in the science and techniques of orthodontics thus allowing better management of your patients either for treatment of malocclusion or as an adjunct to improve the occlusion in other parts of dentistry in your practice. The course consists of 2 parts to be conducted over a period of 1 - 2 years. The first part involves 4 modules with each module held every 3 months. During the progress of these 4 modules, participants are advised to select 2 cases for presentation, to continue with the second part of the course. The second part involves a mentoring program with experienced orthodontists. They will continue to provide guidance and knowledge to the participants on their cases over a period of 4 sessions, which will be held every quarterly over the second year.

Participants are also able to retake any of the modules to ensure that they have the requirements to improve their knowledge and skills in orthodontics.

Course Highlights

  • A renowned consultant orthodontist will be conducting the course. This course is designed to cater ideally to dentists who have an interest in the discipline of orthodontics.
  • Hands-on training in a live seminar format with an instructor lecturing the material as well as teaching you the hands-on.


  • Mentoring program with trained experienced specialists to provide further guidance in the cases. This will enable the participants to receive the highest level of understanding and success in managing their orthodontic patients.

Module 1: 23 - 25 January 2022

  • Andrew’s Six Keys to Occlusion
  • Concept of Straightwire Appliance (SWA) and Straightwire Low Friction (SWLF)
  • Bracket Positioning and Orthodontic bonding theory and hands-on
  • Banding Procedures
  • Instumentation in Fixed appliances
  • The 3 Stages in SWA, Basic archwire properties and sequencing in SWA
    • Stage 1 (Level & Align) - Theory and hands-on
    • Stage 2 (SWA Therapy) - Theory and hands-on with enmasse retraction
    • Stage 3 (Finishing) - Debanding and enamel clean up procedures
  • Retention in Orthodontic treatment
  • Arch Length Discrepancy
  • Introduction to Cephalometry & Cephalometric Analysis
  • Introduction to Invisalign
  • Fixed Appliance versus clear aligners - How and when to decide on choice?

Module 2: 17 - 19 April 2022

  • Vertical control in dealing with SWA and SWLF - dealing with deep bites and open bites
  • Overbite control in dealing with SWA using Reverse Control and Utility Archwires
  • Utility Archwire and Reverse Curve Archwire-hands-on
  • Space gaining techniques in Orthodontics diagnosis
  • The great debate - To extract or not to extract?
  • Principles of achorage in Orthodontic treatment - minimum, moderate and maximum anchorage
  • Adult Orthodontic treatment - Key dif erences from adolescent treatment
  • Aesthetic appliances - Ceramic appliances, lingual appliances, clear aligners
  • Use of Rapid Palatal Expanders to gain space in adult treatment
  • Invisalign Appliance - Treatment of various malocclusions
  • Temporomandibular Joint considerations in orthodontic treatment

Module 3: 7 - 9 August 2022

  • Overjet control in SWA and SWLF
  • Class II and Class III mechanics in SWA
  • T-loop closing archwire in deep bite Class II cases - Theory and hands-on
  • Cephalometrics II - Theory and Practical of location of points, planes and cephalometric measurements
  • Finishing procedures in SWA treatment
  • Interpretation of Cephalometric analysis, computerised cephalometric
  • Cephalometric superimposition techniques to assess treatment response
  • Introduction to Submentovertex to assess asymmetry
  • Limits to Orthodontic - Orthognathic Surgery cases
  • Principles in Orthodontic - Restorative cases with SWA and clear aligners
  • Anchorage principles in Orthodontic treatment
  • Microimplant anchorage - Theory and hands-on

Module 4: 30 October - 1 November 2022

  • Phase I Orthodontic treatment - Indications for early orthodontic treatment
  • Craniofacial growth and its implications to orthodontic treatment
  • 2 X 4 Fixed appliances
  • Functional appliances with special reference to Twin Block and Bionator
  • Orthopaedic appliances and its ef cacy
  • The use of Herbst Appliance for correcting Skeletal Class II cases in late adolescence
  • Elastics in SWA
  • Six keys to success in SWA
  • 3 stage 5 archwire approach to SWA
  • Self-ligating and Low Friction appliances - Damon and Straightwire Low Friction
  • Sectional mechanics in Orthodontic therapy - indications and principles
  • Sectional Molar uprighting techniques - Theory and hands-on
  • Management of impacted canines, premola and incisors
  • Third molar protocol in orthodontic therapy
  • Retention

Providers Terms

The organizer reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date and time of the course should unforeseen circumstances occur. In the event the course is unable to proceed and the organizer cancels the course for any reason whatsoever, fees paid for the course shall be fully refunded. The organizer shall not be liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to such cancellation, including, but not limited to, airfare, hotel expenses, cancellation penalties and any other private expenses.

Should the participant cancel his/her registration/participation in the course or is unable to attend the course due to any unforeseen circumstances, the following shall apply subject to the participant’s notification of such cancellation to the organizer in writing: If notification of cancellation is given more than 6 months prior to the start of the course, fees paid for the course shall be fully refunded, subject to a deduction of SGD100 for administration and bank charges.

  • If notification of cancellation is given 4 - 6 months prior to the start of the course, 75% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded.
  • If notification of cancellation is given 2 – 4 months prior to the start of the course, 50% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded.
  • If notification of cancellation is given 1 - 2 months prior to the start of the course, 25% of fees paid for the course shall be refunded.
  • If notification of cancellation is given less than 1 month prior to the start of the course, there shall be no refund of any fees/money paid for the course.

The organizer reserves the right to amend or substitute any of the above from time to time as they deem fit.

Installment Plan for Basic Comprehensive Orthodontic Course

  • Deposit: SGD 1,000 to be paid upon registration
  • 1st Payment - SGD 3,000 + 1,000
  • 2nd Payment - SGD 2,800
  • 3rd Payment - 2,600
  • 4th Payment - SGD 2,400 - 1,000

Lumpsum Payment - AI Elite Club Member Exclusive$7,248Closed
Instalment Plan - AI Elite Club Member Exclusive$7,987Closed
Group 13 Mentoring Session (Per Session)$591Closed
Lumpsum Payment - Non-AI Elite Club Member Exclusive$7,248Closed
Instalment Plan - Non-AI Elite Club Member Exclusive$7,987Closed


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Contact Hours:

90.0 hrs


Sun, 23 January 2022

Start Time:

9:00 AM


4 Modules - 3 Days / Module


Lecture and Hands-on




Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur,

Ancora Imparo
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Dr. Kenneth Lew

Dr. Kenneth Lew graduated with a BDS in 1982 with numerous university medals. He then studied orthodontics in University of Adelaide. After graduating with an MDS (Ortho) in 1987, he served as an academic in NUS Dental Faculty and a clinician in NUH. In 1992, he received the Fellowship of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as an acknowledgment of his contribution to dentistry. A Fellow of The Academy of Medicine on both general and specialist roles, Dr. Lew has served as an external examiner to both BDS and MDS Orthodontics programs regionally as well as in Australia. Dr. Lew is cited in “International Who’s Who of Professionals” as a ‘dental expert in orthodontic and aesthetic dentistry who is the secret behind the smiles of many Asian celluloid personalities’. Prior to his departure to full-time private practice in 1994, Dr. Lew founded and co-directed the MDS Orthodontics in NUS. He was a founding member of the Association of Orthodontics (Singapore) and served previously as the President of AOS (Singapore). Many dentists have benefitted from his approachable mentorship cum extensive clinical experience in treating both Asian and Caucasian patients for the last 25 years and his unique ability to impart knowledge in an easily comprehensible manner. Dr. Kenneth also has immense experience and expertise in using Invisalign technology. He has been an Invisalign Diamond provider for the last 5 years (2015-2020) and was conferred the Invisalign title of 'Invisalign Speaker' and KOL since 2015.

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